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Daily Dashboard | Facebook rolls out tool to limit data collection from other companies Related reading: Will NYT's facial-recognition story sway privacy debate?


Facebook unveiled a feature designed to allow users to limit the data collected by businesses and applications that are then sent to the tech company, The Washington Post reports. The tools to control “Off-Facebook Activity” give users the opportunity to remove shopping habits, web-browsing histories and other activities that are used for targeted ads from their accounts. Facebook officials said the feature will first be available to those in Spain, Ireland and South Korea, with more countries to be added in the coming months. Facebook Product Manager David Baser called the effort “the most powerful and comprehensive tool ever launched in the industry for this kind of data.” Meanwhile, developers have sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook over privacy changes made in iOS 13. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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